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Our house in Salt Lake City, La Casa Fristy, is a tiny bungalow on a tree-lined street in a liberal neighborhood called Sugarhouse. It gets its name from the sugar beet test factory that used to be here about a hundred years ago that was owned by the Mormon church. 930 more words


Listening: This American Life - Embarrassing Moments

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This is another guest post by Katy Wright, the co-host of our podcast 2Ts in a Pod. This is a listening activity for B2+ students based around a clip from an episode of the popular podcast This American Life. 503 more words

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23: The Debut of Soul Food Friday

Man I loved me some Febreeze.  Living in the same closet-sized apartment with a dog for eight years meant some limited cleaning options.  A vacuum and some Febreeze later and it was like a new place.  1,013 more words

My top 10 favourite podcasts

There’s nothing I love more than a well curated list. Okay, there may be a few things I love more, but when it comes to finding the info I need on the internet — lists just make life a whole lot easier. 1,730 more words


43 Minutes Before Curtain With A Very Tense Mike Birbiglia

Mike Birbiglia is currently making his Broadway debut in The New One, an uncomfortably personal, deeply funny one-man show about his struggles with impending fatherhood. 1,072 more words


Week 2, Podcasting: White Haze, This American Life

Note: you can find the entire White Haze episode here, divided into a Prologue, Act One and Act Two.

When looking for good podcast episodes to listen to, a couple of the same podcasts pop up. 624 more words


Which Blessing Do You Use For Ice Cream In A Cone?

This week’s episode of This American Life (an updated version of an episode from 2000) included a story by Shalom Auslander recalling his experience in an Orthodox Jewish school when he was learning the blessings said before eating. 142 more words